You may want one of these for your Death Star


This one is for all the nerds in the house. The National Ignition Facility (NIF) has just fired the most powerful laser in the history of lasers. The laser, which fires for a fraction of a second, peaked at 500 Trillion watts, which is 1000 times more power than the US uses in any given moment, and is over 100 times more energetic than any of the lasers anywhere in the world. The point behind all of this, apart from being all sorts of nerd cool, is hydrogen fusion, one of the Holy Grails of energy production. To be honest, though, we believe this is all just a clever ploy to fool the Jedi. If you want to read more about it, head on over HERE. (Nerd stuff. Totally SFW)